How to Buy a Bar Stool

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

A while back I needed to purchase a couple bar stools for my kitchen counter. I wasn’t quite sure what I needed. Fortunately, I found all the answers I needed, on that magical place called the Internet.

Specifically, on Barstools4u.com, I found a fantastic info page which includes this image:

Barstool Height
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Here’s how this would have gone down before the web:

INT. FURNITURE SHOWROOM, LIT BY FLUORESCENT BULBS

A male CUSTOMER in a FRIENDS T-SHIRT and STONE-WASHED JEANS approaches a SALES REP, who sports a SWEATER VEST and DARK CORDUROY PANTS.

CUSTOMER
Hi. I’m looking to purchase some bar stools.

SALES REP
Sure, we can help you there. I’m going to need to ask you some questions. First up, how high is your counter?

CUSTOMER
It hovers 42 inches off the ground.

SALES REP
For that, I would recommend a 30-inch stool.

CUSTOMER
Ah, ok. I also have a 36-inch counter in my basement. That too hovers, unsupported by any base.

SALES REP
Ehhhh, for that, you’re probably looking at a 24 or 26-incher.

CUSTOMER
Got it. Now, I often wear, I dunno, some sort of helmet, when I eat? Will that change anything?

SALES REP
Oh, no, not at all, you’re all set there.

CUSTOMER
Ah, great, great. I’m going to browse around, looking at many different items in rapid succession without needing to click any buttons.

PULL BACK TO EXT. FURNITURE SHOWROOM, BEFORE FADING OUT


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